Panhandle Animal Laboratory was established in 1986 with continued service to veterinarians in Idaho and eastern Washington. We are located in the beautiful city of Coeur d’Alene to provide laboratory services for local veterinary clinics and surrounding areas. The laboratory is open from 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday and on Saturdays from 8:00am to 12:00pm. Lab samples are processed throughout the day and also during the night shift for samples picked up after hours. Results are reported as soon as the requested tests are completed.
We provide free courier service to local area veterinarians and selected outlying areas where outside courier service is available. Courier service is usually scheduled for a mid-morning pickup and another in the evening. Same day lab results are reported daily as soon as the samples are processed and finalized. For faster turnaround time, local clinics can drop off their stat samples without any additional fee. Clinic staff and pet owners are welcomed to drop off their samples anytime at the lab for immediate processing.
Our mission is to produce quality patient results while maintaining lower competitive prices for the tests we performed in the laboratory. Abnormal test results are always repeated and verified on a different laboratory instrument for cross-checking and accuracy of results. Quality controls are performed in every shift and on every assay to acquire confidence for the unknown patient lab samples. High and low results from hematology analyzers are recounted by manual method under the microscope for verification. By undertaking these measures, we've been able to provide exceptional laboratory reports to all of our clients.